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15 Times "Sex And The City" Inspired Us to Live Our Best Lives

Sex and the City was the dramatic love- and sex-filled series none of us can resist (whether or not we'll admit it). And though Carrie's iconic one-liners were often a little too catchy to be true, the girl gang understood a thing or two about sex, love, food, and feminism. So we've decided to recap 20 of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte's best moments — all the times they reminded us to live our best lives. Because really, why not hit on a guy in the middle of a yoga session? And why look at an "I love you" cookie cake when you could eat it?

  1. That time Charlotte suggested reserving men for pleasure (and only pleasure). 
  2. When Carrie stood up for the women of the world who have been broken up with via Post-It note.
  3. That time Samantha walked into a store and pretty much shut it down.
  4. And when she reminded a sales associate that she would wear what she wants, when she wants — and she'd look good doing it.
  5. Every time Carrie stood up to Big for mistreating her.
  6. That time Miranda's love of food was real.
  7. And when she devoured that "I love you" cake.
  8. That time Samantha defended her right to be who she is.
  9. When Charlotte revealed that maybe ending up alone isn't so bad after all.
  10. When Miranda refused to apologize for her success.
  11. That time Samantha courted a lover mid-yoga session.
  12. When Carrie realized that maybe the settled life wasn't for her. 
  13. Every time the girls rejected conventions.
  14. When Samantha chose self-love over a relationship (as much as it broke our hearts).
  15.  And every time they shut down sexist double standards.

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